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Experience what life was like behind bars for the prisoners who once called the Adelaide Gaol their home. Open for business from 1841 to 1988, the Gaol was one of Australia's longest continuously operational prison facilities. Over those gruelling...more
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Old Gaol 18 Gaol Rd, Thebarton, West Torrens, South Australia 5000, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We spent two hours there on a Sunday afternoon. Umbrellas were provided as we walked around the prison. Lots of information about the prison, inmates and executions. Would have loved an audio tour but bearing in mind it closed in the early 1980s it’s almost...More

Thank rdella
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

Full of fascinating history from what was comparatively recently a working prison. See the cells used. See also where executions occurred and prisoners were buried. There are lots of artifacts on display. Well worth a visit.

Thank Robert r
Reviewed 21 August 2018

My sister bought us a tour for my husbands birthday We went along thinking that we were getting a ghost tour. It is not a host tour is it is booked by the society. It is just a guided night tour A couple of comments...More

Thank jacqui5253
Reviewed 21 August 2018

Staff were very helpful. Exhibits very good. Some items were difficult to read in the dark. Parking was free and plentiful. Thank you for a great visit.

Thank Brian J
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

Went with my teenage boys yesterday we took about two hours to see everything. It was so interesting and fun to explore. My two boys don’t like many things but they loved this and enjoyed the history.

Thank taitai144
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

Spent about 3 hours here exploring all of the gaol and it was so interesting. Loved learning the history of the gaol.

Thank Tinky255
Reviewed 20 July 2018

We walked to the Adelaide Gaol. The clerk was nice and she gave instructions how to visit the gaol. This prison had murderers, thieves, armed robbers and embezzlers. There was poor sanitation in that prison. There were rats, insects and harsh conditions. There were lots...More

Thank Robby G C
Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

The early Australian history here is great, the map from the front counter was clear in detail and easy to follow. Would work well for kids to see how crime and penalty has evolved. Some great photos around the towers also.

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Reviewed 12 July 2018

My son (12) and I took the self guided tour and really enjoyed it. The museum had some really interesting features and sights to see. I think the museum has got the balance of its presentation just right; there has been some reconstruction, but not...More

Thank Lou_Devine
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

We stopped by the Gaol today and did the self guided tour. It is so informative and we both loved learning all about the place and some of the prisoners. Highly recommend!!! We spent about 3 hours there and it was really affordable.

Thank Julie C
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